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EUSO Course Set for JulyOpen in a New Window

Mark your calendars for the return of one of IAMU’s popular workshops.  Skip Collier of Professional Training Systems, Inc. will be presenting his Electric Utility System Operation Short Course July 25-27 and the Smart Grid Course on July 28.Skip is very well regarded and has an extensive background in electric utility design, construction, maintenance and operation.The EUSO Short Course is designed for any employee whose job performance will benefit from a basic understanding [...]

 

Celebrate IAMU's 70th Anniversary!Open in a New Window

To commemorate our platinum anniversary, IAMU is holding an open house on Wed., July 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. Plan to stop by to mix, mingle, grab some delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and take in presentations and our anniversary video.To RSVP, click here.But that’s not all…Plan to come back for our Equipment Demo & Exhibit Day on Thurs., July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors can demonstrate equipment, tools, processes, and materials on IAMU’s 11-acre training [...]

 

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Five More Iowa CountiesOpen in a New Window

Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, emerald ash borer (EAB) continues to expand its range across the Iowa landscape. With confirmed detections now in 50 counties, EAB has now reached more than half of Iowa counties. EAB is an exotic pest that attacks and kills ash trees.The recent finds involve ash trees in Belle Plaine (Benton County), Alta (Buena Vista County), Charles City (Floyd County), Cresco (Howard County), and rural SW Milo area (Warren County). Insect samples were submitted from th [...]

 

IAMU Board Position OpeningOpen in a New Window

IAMU’s nominating committee is currently looking for interested parties to fill a vacant position on its board of directors starting immediately.All director positions on the IAMU Board are “at large”, but we do consider a variety of criteria when evaluating potential candidates in an effort to maintain a balance of perspectives. In doing so we will consider many criteria including but not limited to: educational background, work experience, gender, race, utility location, type [...]

 

Update on Deadline for Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness DataOpen in a New Window

The July 1, 2017 deadline for electronically submitting injury and illness records to OSHA is quickly approaching. OSHA has again proposed extending the electronic submission date required of employers in listed industries or those with 250 or more employees. What’s more, OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of illness and injury log data at this time.On, April 3, 2017, President Trump signed into law H.J.RES.83 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of La [...]

 

Toolbox Talk - Abrasive Blast Cabinet SafetyOpen in a New Window

An abrasive blast cabinet is essentially a closed loop system that allows the operator to remove paint or debris from a part by using an abrasive and compressed air. Silica sand is the most commonly used abrasive but it tends to break up quickly and create large quantities of hazardous dust. This hazardous dust is contained within the cabinet during operation and carried into an abrasive separator before being carried to the dust collector. The following are basic operating rules to keep your eq [...]

 

Electric & Gas Members: Need Help With Your Biennial Energy Efficiency Report?Open in a New Window

If you would like IAMU to assist you in creating and/or submitting your Biennial Energy Efficiency Report for the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) and have not returned your 2017 Energy Efficiency Filing Data Request to IAMU, please do so by June 30th.  IAMU will be submitting a joint report for all municipal electric and gas utilities to the IUB.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Krista Allen at 402.441.1684 or by email at eefiling@iamu.org. [...]

 

EUSO Course Set for JulyOpen in a New Window

Mark your calendars for the return of one of IAMU’s popular workshops.  Skip Collier of Professional Training Systems, Inc. will be presenting his Electric Utility System Operation Short Course July 25-27 and the Smart Grid Course on July 28.Skip is very well regarded and has an extensive background in electric utility design, construction, maintenance and operation.The EUSO Short Course is designed for any employee whose job performance will benefit from a basic understanding [...]

 

Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training WebinarOpen in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities’ Safety Services will be holding a Drug & Alcohol Employee/Supervisor Training webinar. The webinar will address the following:The effects of drugs and alcohol on the body How to know if someone is on drugs Suggestions for what an individual can do about it 60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of alcohol abuse;60 minutes will be spent on symptoms of drug/controlled substance abuse*Certificate of Completion will be emailed to registr [...]

 

IPAIT Selects New Marketing Services Provider and Fixed-Term Automated Program ProviderOpen in a New Window

In partnership with the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (“IAMU”), the Board of Directors of the Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust (“IPAIT“) is pleased to announce it has selected PMA Securities Inc. as the Fund’s marketing services provider and the Fixed Term Automated (“FTA”) program provider (along with PMA Financial Network, Inc., an affiliate of PMA Securities, Inc., “PMA”), effective July 1, 2017.PMA Securities, Inc., PMA Finan [...]
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